STAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(448062) STAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 60 59 187 396 695 901 1044 1004 787 471 205 74 5883
40 S 60 120 307 703 1398 2299 3343 4347 5134 5604 5809 5883 5883
45 M 27 26 106 267 540 751 889 849 637 327 115 33 4566
45 S 27 53 159 426 966 1717 2606 3455 4092 4419 4534 4566 4566
50 M 10 8 52 163 391 601 734 694 488 201 55 12 3410
50 S 10 18 71 234 625 1226 1960 2654 3142 3343 3398 3410 3410
55 M 3 2 22 88 254 452 579 539 345 105 21 3 2414
55 S 3 5 27 116 370 822 1401 1940 2285 2390 2411 2414 2414
60 M 1 0 8 39 142 308 425 384 216 44 6 0 1572
60 S 1 1 9 48 190 497 922 1306 1522 1566 1572 1572 1572
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 37 41 123 244 431 593 706 673 505 292 127 45 3817
50 S 37 79 202 446 877 1470 2175 2849 3354 3645 3772 3817 3817
Derived form the 1893-2012 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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